Just like in many other countries, there is an increasing number of refugees entering in Indonesia who are fleeing from their countries because of conflict, war, poverty, natural disasters and other reasons.
50 years ago, Sister Speciosa Babikinamu made her First Profession of Vows and became the first Medical Mission Sister from Africa. A trained nurse and midwife, she has worked in multiple MMS hospitals, in addition to founding the Traditional Birth Attendant Program in Kasanga (which was adapted by the Ugandan Government!). She advises younger MMS: “do not spend your youthful years trying to decide. Do not be afraid of mistakes.
Medical Mission Sisters (MMS) have been a healing presence in Ghana for 70 years! At a December 18th celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the MMS Holy Family Hospital (HFH), Sr. Dr. Fernande Pelletier received an award from the Bishop of Sunyani Diocese, Matthew Kwesi Gyamfi for her presence and service in Ghana.